The second campaign from the "Sun Team" hacking group managed to sneak its way into the Google Play Store to targeted North Korean defectors.
Security researchers recently discovered the presence of 38 malicious apps on the Google Play Store that were not only disguised as games and education apps but also redirected victims to install other apps from the Play Store.
A malicious chat app that was advertised on Facebook and sold in the Google Play store was discovered to execute a previously undiscovered spyware program linked to APT-C-23, an APT group allegedly with ties to Hamas.
Malicious actors managed to foil Google's Play Protect app vetting process and place numerous malicious apps into the store Sophos Labs by having them lay doggo before activating and bombarding the victim with unwanted ads.
Another day, some more Android malware, although this particular strain has a couple of ingenious tricks up its sleeve. A series of apparently innocent QR Code reader apps appear to have potentially compromised 500,000 users.
Apps on Google Play and others could steal money and personal data from victims. App stores are hosting 661 blacklisted Bitcoin apps which leave users open to hackers, accoriding to a recently published report.
Vietnamese adware dubbed "GhostTeam" was found hiding in 53 Google Play apps disguised as utility apps, device performance boosting apps, and social media downloaders.
Trend Micro researchers notified Google that 36 malicious apps on Google Play are posing as security tools.
A newly discovered spyware that victimises Arabic-speakers has been potentially linked to the 2014-15 Sphinx cyber espionage campaign, which was launched by the threat group APT-C-15 to target PC users in the Middle East.
Dune! an app on the Google Play store that has been downloaded over five million times in the past few weeks, has been found to have a data and geolocation leak according to a blog post by Pradeo.
Banking trojans have once again made their way past Google Play's security mechanisms, this time to target the Polish Financial sector.
A fake WhatsApp application that was downloaded one million times from the Google Play Store was observed advertising a malicious game app that infects users with secondary malware.
Collectively downloaded millions of times, 158 fake Android applications containing mobile malware were recently found smuggled into the Google Play Store.
If the Google Play Security Reward Programme doesn't seem like a typical bug bounty programme, that's because it isn't.
The Sockbot malware has made its way into at least eight Apps in the Google Play Store with the intent of adding devices to botnets and performing DDoS attacks.
A malware's been dubbed ExpensiveWall found its way onto Google Play in what has been claimed to have been the second-biggest outbreak to ever hit Google's platform, helping push it to No 2 spot in sources of blacklisted Apps.
Bankbot found in apps uploaded by same author on Google Play, abuses Accessibliity Service feature
Android Apps on the Google Play Store have been discovered to harbour spyware originally created by an Iraqi developer. Surveillance malware records audio and steals data from users.
Bill Brenner identifies that typical adware has now been seen to be collecting user's personal information, including email addresses in popular Google Play apps.
Apps on Google Play found to be harbouring malware which pester users into giving them five-star ratings before they are allowed to use it.
DressCode malware spotted in thousands of apps and could pose a serious threat to enterprise networks.
Researchers at Dr. Web spotted the Android.Xiny.19.origin trojan incorporated into more than 60 games in the Google Play Store.
Google's Play Store has had to boot out several apps after they were found to be infected with 'Brain Test' malware.
A new report from Trend Micro has suggested that 6.1 million apps for smart TVs and remote controls could be vulnerable to remote code execution attacks.
Yet another adware campaign stemming from China has been identified, and in this fresh go, victims' Android device can be completely taken over.